Kevin Costner's 'Yellowstone' to premiere on Paramount Network on June 20

The Taylor Sheridan-directed 'Yellowstone' featuring Kevin Costner will be premiering on the Paramount Network on June 20


                            Kevin Costner's 'Yellowstone' to premiere on Paramount Network on June 20

The Paramount Network is set for a big upcoming release in the form of its epic scripted dramatic series 'Yellowstone.' The show, which is written, directed and produced by Taylor Sheridan of 'Sons of Anarchy,' 'Sicario,' and 'Hell or High Water' fame.

'Yellowstone' boasts of quite the stellar cast. Alongside Academy Award-winning and Emmy Award-winning actor Kevin Costner, the show still also star the likes of Wes Bentley, Kelly Reilly, Luke Grimes, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, Dave Annable, Danny Huston, Gil Birmingham, Josh Lucas, and Jefferson White in significant roles.

Wes Bentley and Kelly Reilly will also be starring in 'Yellowstone' (Source: IMDb)
Wes Bentley and Kelly Reilly will also be starring in 'Yellowstone' (Source: IMDb)

Appearing in recurring roles are Gretchen Mol, Jill Hennessey, Patrick St. Esprit, Ian Bohen, Heather Hemmens, Denim Richards, Wendy Moniz, Michaela Conlin, Josh Lucas, Golden Brooks, and Michael Nouri.

The show will chronicle the life of the Dutton Family, who led by John Dutton (Kevin Costner), controls the largest contiguous cattle ranch in the United States which is under a state of constant attack. Shot entirely in Utah and Montana, there will also be 'shifting alliances, unsolved murders, open wounds, and hard-earned respect.' Furthermore, there is more drama because of how the ranch is in a constant state of conflict with those who hug its borders — land developers, an expanding town, an Indian reservation, and what is primed to be the country's first-ever national park.

Describing the show, Paramount also writes: "It is an intense study of a violent world far from media scrutiny — where land grabs make developers billions, and politicians are bought and sold by the world’s largest oil and lumber corporations."

"Where drinking water poisoned by fracking wells and unsolved murders are not news: they are a consequence of living in the new frontier. It is the best and worst of America seen through the eyes of a family that represents both," the description continues.

 Producer/writer Taylor Sheridan of 'Yellowstone' speaks onstage during the Paramount Network portion of the 2018 Winter TCA on January 15, 2018, in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Viacom)
 Producer/writer Taylor Sheridan of 'Yellowstone' speaks onstage during the Paramount Network portion of the 2018 Winter TCA on January 15, 2018, in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Viacom)

Having grown tired of acting, Sheridan began writing the screenplay and development for the series as far back as 2013. Costner was then cast in the leading role in May 2017, with the rest of the cast and crew soon following suit. 

The series went into production in August 2017 at the Chief Joseph Ranch in Darby, Montana, which doubled up as the home of Costner's character, John Dutton. A teaser trailer for the series was announced this past February, with the first full trailer premiering in April. 'Yellowstone' will have its premiere on the network on Wednesday, June 20 at 9 pm, ET/PT.

Executive Producers for the series include Taylor Sheridan, Kevin Costner, John Linson, Art Linson, and David C Glasser. Ted Gold, and Lauren Ruggiero are the executives in charge of production for Paramount Network.